Motorboat Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of motorboat operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of motorboat operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The motorboat operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Motorboat Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,460
25th Percentile Wage
$25,000
50th Percentile Wage
$40,210
75th Percentile Wage
$61,040
90th Percentile Wage
$72,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for motorboat operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) motorboat operators is $72,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,460. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 274% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of motorboat operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,2108.48%12.48%
201536,800-0.87%-
201437,12015.01%-
201331,550-11.54%-
201235,190--

Table 2. Motorboat Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of motorboat operators in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for motorboat operators occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $59,290. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $24,320).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$59,290
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,840
Transportation and Warehousing
$37,590
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25,990
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$24,320

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Motorboat Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only motorboat operators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of motorboat operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,990 to $66,030. The highest paying state for motorboat operators is Maryland with a median annual salary of $66,030. The lowest paying state is Georgia with a median annual salary of $18,990. For more salary information of motorboat operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Maryland
$66,030
South Carolina
$63,630
Louisiana
$58,600
Washington
$49,350
Massachusetts
$47,020
Virginia
$46,650
Texas
$44,960
Michigan
$42,940
Oregon
$41,190
Arizona
$39,960
Hawaii
$37,420
California
$36,640
New York
$36,430
Illinois
$29,480
New Jersey
$27,860
Florida
$26,060
Georgia
$18,990


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